Nearly 2 years since I sent this away to storage, thought I should get round to getting on with it.
So, a friend has recently completed an apprenticeship under Colombian master builder Jose Duarte, I asked him for some advice on the frame, and he said he could sort out the issues, and give it a lick of paint. I gave him the frame, a fork with too short a steerer and a stem, and told him that I didn't mind what he did with it as long as it looked 80s - carte blanche.
So far the frame has travelled back to Colombia and received some work to replace the broken cable stop and get the remnants of the BB out, whilst checking it over the chain stay revealed it may have some problems, a bit of poking around lead to a couple of holes, which were subsequently dealt with (with aplomb). The fork has been cut, had a steerer extension brazed in and re-threaded.
I thought that given the huge amount of effort put in by someone else I should probably have a fair stab at getting the rest together, an initial scan of the spares has revealed a NOS set of Mavic Oxygen M6 rims, some NOS Michelin tyres, an M730 group set and some Bullseye or Mavic Paris/Dakar hubs. Probably have bars, seat post and other stuff plus an enviable selection of Selle Turbos to fit (dependent on colour cheme of course).
To be continued... *
* hopefully a little sooner than 2 years from now.